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Ongoing Productions

Many of WETA's productions and co-productions are staples of the national public television schedule. The following are WETA's ongoing national productions.

PBS NewsHour

A WETA co-production. PBS NewsHour, successor to The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, continues to provide in-depth analysis of current events with the NewsHour's team of seasoned and highly regarded journalists.

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Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill

The longest-running news and public affairs program on public television, Washington Week has been a broadcast journalism mainstay for more than four decades. 

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Everyday Food

Five talented cooks from the kitchens of Everyday Food magazine offer quick, practical solutions to the challenge of preparing everyday meals that are both delicious and easy. 

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Globe Trekker

Globe Trekker's intrepid hosts go off the beaten path, exploring the world's myriad cultures and landscapes.

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A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth marks America's birthday with an annual concert broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Each year, the National Symphony Orchestra is joined by artists and performers for the nation's premier Independence Day concert.

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In Performance at the White House

In Performance at the White House has been produced by WETA since 1978 and spans every administration since President Carter’s. The series began with an East Room recital by the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Since then, In Performance at the White House has embraced virtually every genre of American performance: pop, country, gospel, jazz, blues, theatre and dance among them.  

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The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

This annual WETA co-production, taped before a live audience at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, celebrates the winner of the Mark Twain Prize, the prestigious award for American humor. Winners of the prize have included Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin and Ellen Degeneres.

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National Memorial Day Concert

The National Memorial Day Concert is dedicated to members, both past and present, of America’s armed services. Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the program features the National Symphony Orchestra, acclaimed actors and performers, and moving tributes saluting American servicemen and -women. 

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